Given that our Talents play a predominant role in our overall success, we strive to ensure they can work and enjoy happy, productive lives. We believe that personal and family wellbeing comes before work, and happy Talents will be motivated to deliver outstanding results. While others boast about work-life balance, we uphold LIFE-work priority. At HKBN, our Talents enjoy much greater flexibility for leisure and personal reasons.
The following Talent benefits and entitlements demonstrate how committed we are to LIFE-work priority:
Without cutting pay, we shortened working hours from 8 to 7 hours daily, for a total of 35 hours per week, beginning July 2015
All HKBN Talents, regardless of job, rank or seniority, all enjoy 17 days of public holidays annually
Talents enjoy the choice to begin work between 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
On the eve of festive holidays, Talents enjoy a half-day leave to spend more time and celebrate with family and friends
Everyone is encouraged to leave the office half day earlier
One day of paid leave so that Talents can spend quality time together with family
Talents can apply for up to five days of paid Exam Leave annually, two of which can be used to help their children study
Five days of paid Marriage Leave
16 weeks of full-pay Maternity Leave for our female Talents
14 days of full-pay Paternity Leave for our male Talents
One day of paid leave during the month of a Talents’ joining to celebrate his/her contributions for a completed year of service
Talents can flexibly choose to exchange two days of leave for one day of pay, for up to 10 days of leave annually
Talents can apply for up to one year of no-pay Sabbatical Leave as an opportunity to pursue a personal goal or dream
Talents enjoy one day of paid leave during his/her birth month to celebrate with family and friends
At HKBN, we foster open, transparent and direct dialogue. We hold town hall meetings every year for all our Talents in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, which allow our senior management to share the latest business directions and enlist all Talents’ support. We also hold monthly management meetings for all supervisory and above level Talents, where business updates and experiences learnt as a group and individually are shared openly, with a view to breaking down silos and fostering business and professional growth.
In the past 20 years, HKBN Talents have developed our own HKBNese language. Click below to read the glossary to understand our unique culture.